CD Heaven reborn after 20 years

Here’s to the local shops. Those brave enough to risk everything for the love of what they do. Especially those who never give up and who are not afraid to reinvent themselves. We love you all. Exciting changes happening at Dartmouth Shopping Centre @MattatallSigns @orlandomediaco — at Renegade Records.

Restore Dartmouth

It’s no secret how I feel about our beloved City of Lakes. When I moved here 20 years ago I saw Dartmouth as nothing more than a suburb of Halifax. Dartmouth, or as I was told repeatably, “The Dark side, was a dirty, crime-filled place to be avoided”. As someone who lived there, I didn’t […]

NSCAD needs Nova Scotia : A different view

I’ve wanted to write something about NSCAD for a while, and anyone who knows me, knows I see this whole debacle differently. I know some of you are going to take this wrong. I don’t hate NSCAD. Hell I’ve been teaching within its walls for over 15 years now. I love my students and still […]

Horst Deppe : Passing of a legend

Tonight I discovered the passing of Horst Deppe. Horst was a teacher of typography and communication design at NSCAD many years ago. His effect on me was indelible. I always was in awe of his presence. His ability to draw out perfection was unmatched. He had a gentle kind side that never showed ego, nor […]

Nova Scotia’s creative industry? Is it worth staying?

At the beginning of the summer some students from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University approached me as part of a class research project to gather information on locale creatives and their practices. I thought it would be interesting to post their questions and my responses. Here is a little ‘get to […]